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Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 4:00am EST
event with speeches expected from the south african president, jacob zuma, u.s. president obama, and u.s. vernal -- certainly ban ki-moon - just a few of the speakers. the services are taking place at the f.n.b. stadium, built for the football world cup which south africa opened in 2010, and where nelson mandela had his last appearance. the stadium has room for 95,000, many dignitaries and heads of state and members of the public. there are locations sets up where people can watch the event at the memorial service on a big screen in case they can't get to f.n.b. stadium. one is orlando and dobsonville stadium in soweto. the others are further east in ellis park, and those that can't make it to any of those venues, there are big screens in public places in all provinces across the country. >> dignitaries began to arrive at the stadium for the ceremony. arch bishop desmond tutu joined by former president jimmy carter. f.w. de klerk arrived in the last half hour. he dismantled apartheid. f.w. de klerk passed legislation that repealed discriminatory laws transformer south africa into a m
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 12:00am EST
. >> the white house announced president obama and mrs. obama will attend the ceremony for nelson mandela on tuesday. it's part of a week of events to honour the south african leader. those are the headlines "america tonight" is next. check >> into this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm morgan radford with your headlines. a cold snap across much of the country is paralyzing travel on the road and in the air. several deaths have been linked to the icy weather which is bringing snow to the midwest, the family of a u.s. veteran released from custody is asking for privacy. merrill newman is spending his first day back after an 85-year-old was detained by allegedly commit iing crimes. france says hundreds more troops arrived in the south african republic to safehe
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